The housing market has changed so drastically in the last few years that it can be difficult for builders to stay current with their plan portfolio. Most every builder I work with has old plans they are offering that either need to be reworked or let go. Consumers want drama, open spaces, efficiency of plans, and affordability. The question becomes, when to keep an old workhorse? The answer is simple. If the plan can be brought up to date without changing the foundation perimeter, or the bulk of the elevation massing, it is probably a good candidate for a rework. Today we will examine such a case.
Let’s take a closer look:
A. The great room: In the “before” plan the great room was too small by today’s standards. The formal hallways and columns robbed the room of much needed space. The “after” plan takes advantage of the buyer’s desire for lack of formality and integrates the circulation space into the plan.